Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Valiant

Vintage Pens: 5011 Sheaffer Valiant
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $99.99
Sheaffer kept innovating filling systems and created a brilliant pneumatic filler in 1949. The Sheaffer TouchDown filled on a counter-intuitive single down-stroke that used air pressure to deflate and then reinflate an ink sac full of ink. This is a Sheaffer Valiant with a TouchDown filler made between 1950 and 1952. We restored it with a new ink sac and O-ring. Its rich green cap and barrel looks great with only minimal wear. There is enough clarity in the inkview window to know if you are almost out of ink. You will write a smooth fine line with its two-tone 14k gold nib. There can be a light feedback, but it is a very good writing nib. 13.6cm capped.